Umlabu Colliery coal mine

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Umlabu Coal Mine is a SURFACE and UNDERGROUND mine in Ermelo, Mpumalanga, South Africa.[1]


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South African Coal Mining Holdings Ltd owns and operates the mine.[2] In 2012 a strike over wages led to mining operations being suspended for several weeks.[3] In 2014 the mine was placed under care and maintenance while the company waited for a water use license application to be approved. [4]

Mine Details

  • Operator: South African Coal Mining Holdings Ltd [1]
  • Owner: South African Coal Mining Holdings Ltd [1]
  • Location: Ermelo, Mpumalanga, South Africa[1]
  • Coordinates: -26.37524283, 29.99049002 (Exact or Approximate)
  • Status: Operating (Care and Maintenance (2014)) [4]
  • Capacity: .96 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) (2011) [1]
  • Total Resources: 32.5 million tonnes (Measured, Indicated, and Inferred) (2012)
  • Mineable Reserves: 5.05 (Proven and Probable) (2012)
  • Coal Type: Bituminous [2]
  • Mine Type: Surface and underground
  • Start Year:
  • Source of Financing:

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 SOUTH AFRICAN COAL MINING HOLDINGS LTD, "Umlabu Colliery", SACMH website, Accessed March 2021
  2. 2.0 2.1 South Africa Department of Mineral Resources, "Operating Mines Mpumalanga", DMR website, Accessed March 2021
  3. Reuters, "Strike hits S.Africa junior coal miner", Reuters website, Accessed March 2021
  4. 4.0 4.1 South Africa Coal Mine Holdings, "Annual Integrated Report 2014", Sharedata website, Accessed March 2021

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